10 Day Tropical Islands & Rainforest Guided Holiday from Brisbane to Cairns
Take delight in Fraser and Brampton Island, Cairns & the beautiful Queensland coast from Brisbane to Port Douglas on this premium 11 day Island Delight Tour. Highlights include: an opal demonstration, a Fraser Island 4WD adventure, Koorana Crocodile Farm, seeing Millaa Millaa Falls, snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and riding the Skyrail Cableway.
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats and panoramic windows. Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver.
Day 1: Brisbane - Fraser Island
Depart Brisbane at 8.45am. Enjoy an orientation tour of the city and opal demonstration, then journey north along the Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay for the ferry crossing to Fraser Island. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your Tour Director. Hotel: Kingfisher Bay Resort & Village, Fraser Island, 2 nights.
Day 2: Fraser Island 4WD
Join your 4WD vehicle for a half-day tour of the island. Marvel at the majestic rainforest at Central Station. Visit Lake McKenzie, a beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by white sandy beaches.
Day 3: Yeppoon
Return to the mainland, and stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational cattle station. Enjoy afternoon tea at the homestead, a restored 'Queenslander' built in 1873. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and continue to the coastal resort of Yeppoon. Dine out this evening, on crocodile of course, at the Koorana Crocodile Farm. Home to around 3,000 crocodiles, your guide will take you on a spotlight tour, where a visit to the pens will reveal crocodiles as small as 150 grams and as large as 750 kilograms!Hotel: Rydges Capricorn, Yeppoon.
Day 4: Daydream Island Resort & Spa
Travel north through Mackay, Australia's sugar capital, before continuing to Airlie Beach, a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. At Airlie Beach take a ferry across to Daydream Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Hotel: Daydream Island Resort & Spa, Ocean Balcony Rooms, 2 nights.
Day 5: Daydream Island 'Free Time'
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Daydream Island, located in the beautiful Whitsundays. There are sailboarding and catamaran classes. You have the opportunity to take a rainforest walk, play beach volleyball, tennis, water polo or you could go snorkelling or kayaking. Perhaps just laze by one of the pools or on a beach or replenish your body and soul at the Rejuvenation Spa. Ask your Tour Director for details.
Day 6: Townsville
Head north to the tropical city of Townsville. This afternoon is free for you to relax at the hotel. Or perhaps take a stroll along The Strand, Townsville's beachfront promenade, for a magnificent view of the Port of Townsville and Magnetic Island. You can walk along the jetty or watch the world go by in one of the cafes. Hotel: Holiday Inn, Townsville.
Day 7: Atherton Tablelands
Climb the high tropical plateau known as the Atherton Tablelands, where lush rainforests, waterfalls and lakes abound. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Enjoy a guided cruise on the serene crater of Lake Barrine, before making your way to Port Douglas. Hotel: Rydges, Sabaya Resort, Port Douglas, 2 nights.
Day 8: Port Douglas 'Free Time'
A day at leisure in Port Douglas. There is the opportunity to explore World Heritage listed rainforest, join a guided cruise on the Daintree River to perhaps spot the fearless saltwater crocodile or try hot air ballooning on the Atherton Tablelands.
Day 9: Great Barrier Reef
Join the Quicksilver catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkelling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before we return to Port Douglas and travel on to Cairns. Hotel: Novotel Oasis Cairns, Cairns, 2 nights.
Day 10: Kuranda
Board the Kuranda train for an historic journey taking you through the scenic countryside behind Cairns. Arrive at the cultural rainforest village of Kuranda with time to wander through the various stalls of the colourful Kuranda Markets. Later, board the Skyrail Cableway that takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Visit the famous Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the History, Creative and Dance Theatres where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life.
Day 11: Depart Cairns
Your tour concludes today after breakfast. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight.
Tour Includes: Full Buffet Breakfasts (10), Lunches (1) Highlights Dinner (1), Hotel Dinners (5), Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels, welcome drink, travel wallet and map, airport transfers (Day prior to tour from Brisbane Airport - flights anytime; Day 11 to Cairns Airport - flights anytime)and hotel porterage.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.